Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Im going to Glasgow tomorrow!

Vicki's leaving do

A bit too happy if you ask me!

Presents! :o)


Well done Davinder!!!

You actually made it! :o)

Hmmmnnn....London Marathon, why have I not done it yet?
Its such a Preet thing to do?!

Nagar Kirtan 2006

So, why do I take part in the Nagar Kirtan?

To listen to the large number of dhol players!? Because I have nothing better to do on a Sunday? Maybe those alluring chollaybhaturaysamosayjalebis?! It might be a chance to meet up with my friends that I hardly get to see? I guess it’s good to get out and go for a nice long walk?

Gurcharan and I found ourselves asking this question this year – why is it that we go to the Nagar Kirtan? I must admit, I have never really questioned it before now – I have just gone.

A few people I know have actually made it a point NOT to take part in the Nagar Kirtan. I find myself on the verge of doing the same.
It is a shame – there was a time I really looked forward to the Nagar Kirtan – more importantly, I actually gained something from it. Now, im not too sure.

(photo courtesy of www.solarider.org/blog)
Although, I do believe it is what you make of it, as with anything.
If I focus on the ‘dodgy’ bits, then I have already lost the plot. I guess with everything comes the ‘dark side!’. The trick is to simply ignore the dodgy-ness and enjoy what the Nagar Kirtan has to offer.

A few of the usual amusing things remain: the aunties with the empty Tesco bags that are spilling over by the end of the Nagar Kirtan, the trendy group of clean shaven boys with funky hairstyles and the smooth look shouting slogans to the likes of “raj karega…Khalsa” “Deg Tegh Fateh” and the rest. Oh and a new one this year at the Southall Nagar Kirtan, bhangra dancers – the uncle ji’s trying their best to copy the latest moves. Oh, what fun! For a minute I thought it was a mela! ;o)

All in all, it was nice. Got to do darshan of the Punj right at the beginning – which I have never got to do before. Poor lil mummy was half jogging half sprinting to keep up with Gurch and I. Must say it used to be much more fun with dad – my partner in crime!
He had a cheeky mind – just like me! Not fun at all by myself! :o(

Monday, April 24, 2006

Himmat's Sister

That’s me.
That is my official title.
If you didn’t know who I am, im sure you do now.

You see, Himmat is The Yellow Pages. He knows EVERYONE! Whereas the up and coming Jatinder, Himmat’s apprentice, is the Thompson Directory. Hence, landing me the new title of Jat’s Bhabi!

(photo courtesy of www.solarider.org/blog)
There must have been a million people (slight exaggeration) at the Nagar Kirtan yesterday; Himmat hardly took 2 steps without bumping into someone he knew. And of course, I was introduced as……Himmat’s Sister!

I remember the days when lil Himmi was a painfully shy little boy. I was always the one doing all the talking, meeting new people, actually being addressed by the name on my birth certificate.

Now, I am simply known as…Himmat’s Sister.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

You think maybe these two are related?!

Baby Jeeya and mama Kaira - why that expression.....i dont really know.....
What a weird bunch!

if i hide behind here...... ;o)

Kira - she is so MAD!

I was making her do faces - as you can see, she was happy to oblige! hehe!

My rabbit food!

Yup! I actually eat this stuff everyday!

50 rupees

Watch out for dem gangstas!
You best eat your greens otherwise these nuttas gona getcha!

Dad's car

Gone! :o(

I got some 'nice' memories of dad making every excuse in the book - 'oh no no no, you can't drive it!'
He was one of those daddies that looks after his car; getting out on the drive on a sunday morning with his shorts on to wash the car - No daddy of mine should have to spend £5 to get it washed! ;o)

Good lil girlie mummia(n)!

My lovely cute mummies being good lil girlies!

Thursday, April 13, 2006